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February 2016
 
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The topic this month is “Severe Weather”


We have available the following resources for your safety information and to use at your location: a Loss Control Bulletin, a training presentation and quiz on "Severe Weather". An attendance sheet is also included for your use at your location.   Please share the bulletin and training presentation with as many employees as possible within your organization.

If there is someone else in your agency that should be getting this Loss Control Bulletin, please let us know so that we can add them to our distribution list! If your agency is interested in DOAS Loss Control services visiting your location for training on this topic or other safety issues, please contact us for scheduling at LossControl@doas.ga.gov.

THANK YOU! for all of your efforts to reduce injuries for the State of Georgia.

 

Severe Weather
 
Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia is February 1 – 5, 2016. 

Severe weather can happen at anytime, and can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, such as damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, flooding and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.  

All of these events highlight the need for emergency preparation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) have the responsibility of coordinating Federal and State emergency events with state and local officials, and urging the public to prepare to stay safe. GEMA’s Ready Georgia, a statewide emergency preparedness campaign, offers tools that residents can use to create an emergency supply kit, develop a communications plan and stay informed about potential threats.  Read the Bulletin for more information.
Photo of the Month

Electrical Cords!

Electrical cords are used widely across the state for a variety of work-related reasons. They are intended as temporary wiring, and can often be damaged from running the cords through windows, doors, etc. To repair the damaged cords, black tape (as seen in this photo) is being used to cover abrasions, nicks and cuts. Damage to an electrical cord that is bad enough to consider taping may have caused damage beneath the cord jacket. Black tape does not provide the same level of protection as the original cord. Therefore, it is recommended that you either replace the cord, or cut the cord and replace the end as needed.
 
Summary for January 2016
 
Also attached is a summary of the “How's My Driving” calls for the month of January 2016. Of the 135 reports received in January over 6.5%, of the "How's My Driving" responses received were compliments. Speeding was the leading reason for the calls in January! 
Driver Awareness Training

DOAS-RMS Loss Control has been working with Fleet Management on DRIVER AWARENESS training and it has been going well; with nearly 3,000 people trained. DOAS-RMS can now provide Driver Improvement courses as well.   Please contact LossControl@doas.ga.gov if you have an interest in having this training at your location.  
Risk Management Services
404-656-6245
LossControl@doas.ga.gov

Wade Damron, Director
C.G. Lawrence, Chief Loss Control and Safety Officer
Hiram Lagroon, Chief Loss Control and Safety Officer
Akia Tercha, Operations Analyst
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